Improving student outcomes with excellence, equity, and efficiency.
The High Desert Education Service District (HDESD) links school districts in Central Oregon to state and national education resources. Our programs help districts minimize duplication of services, preserve their local budgets and receive special programs that might otherwise be unavailable to them.
What types of services do we provide?
We work with our region’s school districts and community partners to provide services for students, families, and educators in these four main categories:
Children with Special Needs
Snapshot of Programs/Services
Be a state leader in providing quality services to schools, children and families
Improve student outcomes with Excellence, Equity and Efficiency
Together, Engaging Students to Succeed
In May, young Deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) students of Central Oregon had the opportunity to visit a farm in Madras, Oregon. Once they arrived there were introductions and ice breakers to encourage the students to socialize. They went on a scavenger hunt around...
Former students served by the High Desert ESD may request their records. Records will remain confidentially filed until the age of 26 for the Central Oregon Regional Program and until the age of 22 for the Early Childhood Program, at which time they will be destroyed....
Photo: Gabriela Peden, Olivia Servantes and Janae Adams With support from The Oregon Department of Education and the Educator Advancement Council, 30 Central Oregon candidates have taken steps towards obtaining or advancing their degrees in education. The Grow Your...
Students are Oregon’s greatest natural resource, and we must invest in their education. High Desert ESD is keeping the Promise of Oregon. To learn more, visit: promiseoregon.org
The Oregon School Boards Association, a member services organization based in Salem, founded “The Promise of Oregon” campaign in 2014 to focus attention on the accomplishments of Oregon’s kindergarten-14 students and the need to adequately fund public education.
What types of services do we provide?
Services for Children with Special Needs
We partner with local school districts to provide services to families and students who are at risk or have special educational needs.
School Improvement Services
We provide consultation, on-site and regional professional development, consortia, grant projects, and student programs.
We support business, administrative and operational functions for HDESD and partner school districts. Other services are also available to support home and alternative learning.
We offer a wide range of information technology and instructional support services to both HDESD and school district staff.
HDESD will reopen programs to in-person learning this fall
Dear HDESD families, partners and neighbors,
We are excited to announce that the High Desert Education School District expects to fully reopen programs to in-person learning starting this fall. We are working closely with our team, our board of directors and our partner school districts to plan for a successful school year which includes COVID-19 safety and mitigation measures. We will also continue our ongoing partnerships with local public health officials to help ensure the safety of our students, staff, families and communities.
For more information about health and safety, equity, and mental health supports, please visit the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework for the 2021-22 School Year.
Our Central Oregon School District Partners
We also partner with:
- Jefferson County 509J School District
- Black Butte School District
- Culver School District
- North Central Counties School District
- Harney Education Service District
- Jefferson Education Service District
- Grant Education Service District
- Lake Education Service District
- Southern Oregon Education Service District
- Umatilla/Morrow Education Service District